England

 
  • The Remains of the Stay

    26 July '16 - Our time in Lancashire is coming to an end, and we will miss this place. The walks, the people, the beer, the sheep … and, well OK, the weather … ...
  • The Short List

    22 July '16 - When we rented our car for the last three weeks of our time in Northern England, there were three places that we wanted to be sure to go. These were ...
  • Over Hills and Dales

    21 July '16 - In spite of the fact that we were in a small village, mostly without a car, there really was lots to do. Of course there was the walking, lots of ...
  • Finally

    16 July '16 - It was about 31 years ago when we made our first journey to England. … we planned to visit Stonehenge … then up through Wales on our way to the ...
  • Medieval Abbeys

    09 July '16 - It was the early 1500’s, and Henry VIII was not happy. Though he had inherited a significant amount of money from his father Henry VII, he had spent a great ...
  • Many Bridges to Cross

    04 July '16 - To cross a river or stream generally requires a bridge. In the past, a place to ford may have been used, but could be impractical during certain times of the ...
  • A Walk in the Shire

    01 July '16 - No orcs or hobbits, but lots of sheep and cows on a glorious day in the area that provided some of the inspiration for Tolkein’s trilogy of the Lord of ...
  • To York, To York

    30 June '16 - After having been without a car in a small village for three-weeks, we felt the need to go further afield. So, we went to Manchester, rented a car, and shortly ...
  • Baaaa

    17 June '16 - There are around 32.8 million sheep in the UK. Sheep are a part of life and a part of the landscape. … and, of course, one must watch where one ...
  • An Egg Hunt

    15 June '16 - We have been admirers of British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy’s work for many years. Of all the items we kept for our post-travel life, his art books were ...
  • Money Does Grow on Trees?

    04 June '16 - The first time we encountered a felled tree with coins hammered and bent into the wood, we assumed it was a one-of-a-kind find. Read the full post here ...
  • Styles of Stiles

    04 June '16 - For hundreds of years the country lanes, footpaths and tracks of England have been traversed by many a traveler. … Read the full post here ...
  • Life in a Small English Village

    01 June '16 - After two years of travel, living mostly in larger cities, our goal was to find a more rural location with opportunities to be out in nature. After our search settled ...